Policies and Procedures
Summer/Winter Course Cancellation Policy
A course may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The decision to cancel is usually made one week prior to the beginning of the course. Every effort is made by the University to inform students of such cancellations.
Matriculation is formal admission into a planned program of study leading to a degree at Eastern. Undergraduate students who do not plan to earn a degree from Eastern or who are uncertain about their plans may continue to enroll for courses on a non-matriculated basis. Any credits earned as a non-matriculated student will count toward an Eastern degree if a student subsequently is matriculated. All non-matriculated students should contact the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning prior to completing 30 credits to discuss whether they should apply for admission into a degree program.
Students who wish to audit courses are required to register and pay the same charges as those students carrying courses for credit.
A course may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The decision to cancel is usually made one week prior to the beginning of a course. The Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning reserves the right to cancel a course or to make necessary schedule changes.
Credit/No Credit Option
Students have the option to take up to four courses on a credit/no credit basis (in addition to University designated credit/no credit courses). The credit/no credit option may not be applied to any course taken for the major, minor, concentration, the General Education Requirements, entrance requirements (such as foreign language), or for any other University requirements. Only one student-selected credit/no credit course may be taken in any one semester. Please refer to the University Catalog for further information.
Credit Course Limit
A student can take a minimum of 11 credits per term without formal admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. Any student carrying fewer than 12 credits is a “part-time” student in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning.
During the summer, a student can take a maximum of 12 credits overall for the entire summer without special permission from the Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning. Credit limits for Summer Sessions are: (a) through the end of Summer Session A, students may take up to seven (7) credits; (b) during Summer Sessions B & C, students may take up to seven (7) credits. Note: a student enrolled in Summer Session C (three weeks) may not also enroll in an overlapping week-long, intensive course. The Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning may approve a registration for up to three additional credits for a total of 15 credits provided that the student is in good academic standing.
During Winter Session, a student may enroll for a maximum of four (4) credits. In rare instances, a student can be given permission by the Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning to enroll for up to a total of seven (7) credits for the entire Winter Session provided that: (a) the courses are offered sequentially; and (b) the student completed the first course with a grade B or higher, or the student’s overall GPA is in good academic standing.
All students who wish to exceed the credit limits must request permission from the Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning. Approval of the Dean is required before registrations will be processed by the Registrar’s Office.
Gifted Middle and High School Students
State law requires that all students born after December 31, 1956 be vaccinated or submit proof of or exemption from vaccination for measles and German measles. Students are required to show proof of two doses of measles vaccine and one dose of German measles vaccine. Students who fail to comply with this mandate will not be allowed to register for courses. All part-time students, regardless of age, must complete a tuberculosis risk assessment to provide documentation of TB risk. See here for form.
Measles vaccination (MMR) and TB screening are available at the Health Service. Measles vaccination is free. If a TB test is required, the cost is $2.00. Call Health Services (860-465-5263) for further information.
Health insurance is available to matriculated part-time Eastern students who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester. For more information, please contact Chickering toll free at 1-877-375-4244 or go to http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/.
You may take one or both placement exams on one of the dates listed in the Academic Calendar. Call the Academic Advisement Center at (860) 465-5194 for more information.
If you have not taken an introductory writing course at Eastern or elsewhere, you will be required to participate in a 30-minute writing sample before registering for a writing course. The sample will be used to place you in the appropriate writing course.
Eastern requires all students to take a mathematics course numbered above MAT 101. A placement test is available. The results of this test will help you and your advisor determine which math courses are appropriate.
Prerequisite Course Policy
The prerequisite requirement for a course identifies prior courses or experience expected to provide the background necessary to successfully complete that course. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy prerequisites prior to registering for a course. If the student has not taken the prerequisite course either at ECSU or an equivalent course at another college or university, written permission from the department chair or the course instructor is required to register for the course.
An undergraduate course in which a student earned a grade of C or higher cannot be repeated for a letter grade. It can only be audited. If the student earned a C-, D+, D, F, CR or NC in a course, the student can repeat the course for a letter grade, but cannot place it on credit/no credit.
The following rules apply to each of the first three different courses repeated for a first time:
- If the first grade was C-, D+, D or F, then the higher of the two grades earned in the repeated course will be calculated in the grade point average, and credits will be earned only once.
- If the course was placed on credit/no credit when taken the first time, then the letter grade earned from the repeat will be calculated in the grade point average, and credits will be earned only once.
All grades earned in subsequent course repeats, when they pertain to courses repeated once already or courses repeated for the first time, will be calculated in the grade point average. However, no course may be counted more than once toward the credits needed for a degree. The transcripts will show all grades earned, both those calculated in the grade point average and those not calculated.
A minimum of one year’s residence at Eastern (30 credits) is required for the bachelor’s degree. This may be fulfilled by attending classes on campus or under the supervision of the University. It is expected that the final 30 credits will be completed at Eastern; at least 15 credits of the major must be completed at Eastern. A minimum of 15 credits in residence is required for the associate degree.
After writing an initial placement essay, students entering Eastern with fewer than 75 transfer credits must complete the following requirements:
ENG 100 College Writing (3 credits), or ENG 100P College Writing Plus (5 Credits)
If you have not already taken ENG 100 at Eastern or another college, you will need to write an initial placement essay. Please call the Academic Advisement Center, (860) 465-5194, for dates. Your placement results will be mailed to you and will determine which of these courses you need to take. For additional information about these courses, click here.
Intermediate Writing Requirements (WRT 050 on your degree evaluation)
This requirement is waived for students entering Eastern before Fall 2011. Students entering Eastern Fall 2011 or later must complete a designated course or courses in their major. For a list of these major-specific course requirements, click here.
Writing-Intensive course in your major (WRT 075 on your degree evaluation)
The final writing requirement is a 300- or 400-level writing-intensive course in your major. To learn which courses are designated for your major, check the list in the registration booklet each semester. A list of these major-specific course requirements.
Stage 2 and Stage 3 writing requirements are waived for students transferring 75 or more credits to Eastern. Students entering with fewer than 75 credits are required to complete all three stages of the writing requirements.
For further information about the University Writing Program at Eastern, visit the Writing Program in the Academic Services Center, Library 107 or contact the Writing Program Director, Dr. Rita Malenczyk.
Additional information about the initial writing placement essay.
In the event of a delayed opening of the University, any class that would have at least 45 minutes of meeting time remaining after the announced opening time will meet starting at the announced opening time. Any class meeting that would have fewer than 45 minutes of meeting time after the announced opening time will not meet. For example, if opening the campus is delayed until 10 a.m., classes running from 9:30-10:45 a.m. would meet from 10-10:45 a.m.
In the event of an early closing of the University, any class that would have at least 45 minutes of meeting time prior to the announced closing time will meet until the announced closing time. Any class meeting that would have fewer than 45 minutes of meeting time before the announced closing time will not meet. For example, if we were to close the University early at 3 p.m., classes running from 2-3:15 p.m. would meet from 2-3 p.m.
Call the 24-hour Weather Hotline for weather closings and delays at 1-860-465-4444 or 1-800-578-1449 (toll-free in CT only). Listen to the radio or television stations listed below for notification of cancelled classes.
Radio & Television Stations
|Willimantic||WILI 98.3 FM/1400 AM|
|Farmington||WRCH 100.5 FM|
|Groton||WQGN 105.5 FM
WSUB 980 AM
|Hartford||WKSS 95.7 FM
WTIC 96.5 FM/1080 AM
WHCN 105.9 FM
WDRC 102.9 FM/1320 AM
|New London||WKNL 100.9 FM
WNLC 98.7 FM
|Norwich||WCTY 97.7 FM
WICH 1310 AM
|WFSB 3||WVIT 30|
|WTNH 8||WTIC 61|